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Steakhouse Style Creamed Spinach with Bacon

Every Thanksgiving table since I can remember, has had creamed spinach on it. I still have the hand-written recipe card from my aunt 🙂 I have slightly changed the ingredients to make it gluten free, but it has every bit of that creaminess and flavor that we all love so much.

*Originally published 11/18, updated 01/2022

close up photo of a wooden spoon in creamed spinach.

I order creamed spinach every time we go to a steakhouse dinner. It is one of my favorite side dishes. I am so thankful that I know how to make it at home. Pair it with a steak and you have a perfect date night in! My favorite steak recipe is my Air Fryer Steak with Garlic Herb Butter (it is so good and so easy).

White serving bowl with creamed spinach. It has two serving spoons in it and is topped with a few crushed red pepper flakes.

To keep this recipe gluten free, I used a gluten free all purpose flour as the thickener. If you do not need to be gluten free, you can use regular all purpose flour. If you want to lower the carb count, you can use xanthan gum as a thickener. Just start with less of the xanthan gum (1 Tbls) and add more if needed.

This is the perfect dish to make ahead of time. It reheats so easily in the microwave or oven and the flavor gets even better over time!

Creamed Spinach on a dinner plate, served alongside a steak.

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Steakhouse Style Creamed Spinach with Bacon

Sara
This gluten free steakhouse style creamed spinach with bacon is the perfect low carb side dish for any meal!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 432 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Frozen Spinach
  • 4 strips Bacon
  • 1 Yellow Onion diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 Tbls Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Instructions
 

  • Place the frozen spinach in a medium saucepan with 1 cup of water, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer
    Cover and let cook for 5 minutes, then break it up with a spoon. Cover again for another 5-7 minutes until done. Then strain out the liquid
    Once it is cool enough to handle, place the spinach in cheesecloth or a thin tea towel and squeeze all the liquid out and set aside
  • In a large skillet, cook the bacon and remove from pan. When it is cool enough to handle, chop into pieces
    Remove all but 2 Tbls of the bacon fat and add in the onion, garlic, salt and pepper flakes
    Cook for 3 minutes over medium/low heat while stirring
    Add in the flour and stir to coat the onions, cook for another 3 minutes
  • Pour in the heavy cream and bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to a simmer
    Once the sauce begins to thinken, stir in the parmesan cheese until it is fully melted into the sauce
    Then stir in the spinach and chopped bacon until combined
  • Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste (if needed)
    Enjoy!

Notes

Flour – I use gluten free all purpose flour, but you can use regular all purpose flour if you do not need this recipe to be gluten free. If you want to lower the carb count and still keep it gluten free, you can use Xanthan gum, just start with 1 Tbls and add more if needed.
Bacon – I get my bacon from ButcherBox, it is the best quality bacon and it is all I use.
This is the perfect dish to make ahead of time. It reheats so easily in the microwave or oven and the flavor gets even better over time!

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 13gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 465mgPotassium: 656mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 18986IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 348mgIron: 3mg
Keyword gluten free, keto
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